Travel Articles - Europe
Spain's capital is one of Europe's liveliest cities, with more than 4.5 million
inhabitants who'd rather be out at night than home in bed. Our illustrated city
guide includes travel advice, links, and photos.
Lisbon-Madrid Night Train
Lusitánia Comboio Trenhotel is jointly operated by CP Portuguese Railways and
Renfe Spanish Railways. Accommodations range from reclining seats to "Gran
Clase" staterooms with private sink, WC, and shower.
Madrid-Seville AVE Trains
Why drive or fly when you can travel between city centers by high-speed train in
only 2½ hours?
Our miniguide to the Iberian Peninsula's oldest city includes three pages of
tourist information and a 30-page photo gallery with captions. (Cádiz is a
frequent port of call for cruise ships and is an easy day trip from Seville by
Anders Imboden gives advice on touring Granada's Moorish fortress, the
Generalife, and the palace of Charles V in this five-page illustrated article.
Santiago de Compostela
Come to get your sins absolved, then stay for the architecture, atmosphere, and
hearty Gallegan cuisine. Our 8-page guide includes travel tips, photos, and links to
other local resources.
The Pilgrimage Road
to Santiago book review
David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson describe the 1,000-year-old pilgrimage route
to Galicia's capital, which is one of only three Catholic "holy cities"
(together with Jerusalem and Rome).
Galicia's most famous spa has served up therapeutic mineral waters for drinking
and soaking since 1873. Today, its facilities include a "Palace of Water" and an
18-hole golf course.
Galician Palace Gardens
If you're traveling by car, it's easy to visit the
Pazo de Oca and the
Pazo Santa Cruz de Rivadulla.
You can even stay at the "Galician Versailles" as an overnight guest.
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